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Jennifer Pratt to be one of 50 professional women honored

Washington, DC (November 10, 2011) – Venable LLP is proud to announce that partner Jennifer A. Pratt has been recognized as one of 2011’s Leading Women by The Daily Record.

Created in 2010, Leading Women identifies fifty women who are forty years old or younger for the tremendous accomplishments they have made so far in their careers. They are judged on professional experience, community involvement and their commitment to inspiring change.

Ms. Pratt joined Venable as a full-time paralegal while attending law school at night. Upon graduation, she was offered an associate position, making her the first current full-time paralegal to be offered an associate position in Venable's history. Today, as a partner, Ms. Pratt assists clients with estate planning, charitable giving, and business continuity planning while minimizing estate, gift and generation-skipping transfer tax exposure. Ms. Pratt has been recognized as a Maryland Rising Star by Super Lawyers, an honor fewer than 5% of attorneys her age have received. Active in her community, Ms. Pratt serves on the Dyslexia Tutoring Program’s board of directors where she chairs the group’s Strategic Planning Committee, and she also serves on the Professional Advisory Council for The Walter's Art Museum.

Ms. Pratt is the second Venable attorney honored as a Leading Woman by The Daily Record. She joins partner Colleen Mallon who received the award in 2010.

An event honoring the 2011 award winners will be held on December 1 at the Hyatt Regency, Baltimore Inner Harbor.

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Note: An American Lawyer Global 100 law firm, Venable serves corporate, institutional, governmental, nonprofit and individual clients throughout the U.S. and around the world. Headquartered in Washington, DC, with offices in California, Maryland, New York and Virginia, Venable LLP lawyers and legislative advisors serve the needs of our domestic and global clients in all areas of corporate and business law, complex litigation, intellectual property , regulatory, and government affairs.